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SEMI Urges Exemption of U.S. Semiconductor Supply Chain Workers from New Visa Restrictions

On June 20, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) suspending the issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L visas for applicants residing outside of the United States without an active work permit. The order took effect today and will be in force...

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SEMI Japan Urges Essential Business Designation for Domestic Chip Supply Chain

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures[1] on April 7 in response to a startling increase of COVID-19 infections in the region’s cities in an uneasy moment for its domestic...

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SEMI Testifies Against U.S. Tariffs on $300 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

In testimony today before a U.S. government interagency panel considering tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, SEMI called for the removal of about 30 tariff lines, which cover items central to the semiconductor manufacturing process.

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SEMI, 106 Other Associations Urge Caution by Congress, Trump Administration in Trade Tariffs Against China

SEMI and 106 other associations today joined forces to express deep concern to congressional leaders about the Trump Administration’s decision to use tariffs to address China’s unfair trade practices. In a letter from the collective to House Ways...

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